Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Schmeisser's MP-18,I

Ian goes through new Rock Island Auction and stars off with this historical gun


From: Forgotten Weapons

Sig Sauer P320 Drop Test Follow Up

Omaha Outdoors posted a follow up video testing other handguns, like Glock, S&W M&P, 1911, H&K VP9,



From: Omaha Outdoors

Monday, August 14, 2017

SIG P320 voluntary recall

SIG posted information on how to submit your gun for voluntary recall.

https://www.sigsauer.com/support/p320-voluntary-upgrade-program/

You'd have to register and SIG will send you email on how to go from there.

The website is for U.S. Domestic Commercial consumers only. This excludes P320s purchased through police and LEO departments through Armed Professional Program (APP) or Individual Officer Program (IOP)

Also, do not send back with aftermarket parts

Squib load PSA

hickok45 shows what a squib load is and its danger.


From: Hickok45

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Indonesian Air Force Collapsing-Stock G3

Ian shares a rare variatn of G3 made by Rheinmetall, not H&K.


There are some features that were not really present in earlier G3 styles.

From: Forgotten Weapons

50 Cal vs Non-Newtonian fluid

Non-Newtonian fluids are fluids that doesn't have the typical viscosity property of a fluid we know in general sense. When it has force, pressure, or heat applied it, it hardens up. as viscosity doesn't follow the Newton's law of viscosity.


But even if the non-Newtonian fluid hardens up, energy from .50 BMG probably is enough to overcome changes in the fluid.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Vickers Blog

Larry Vickers started to blog about various firearms on his Vickers Guide blog.

https://www.vickersguide.com/blog/

The latest entry is the Negev LMG.

From: Vickers Guide

Friday, August 11, 2017

Webley-Fosbery

Ian looks at the pistol that involves moving upper which rotates cylinder.



 He also shoots the gun and has some interesting situation to ponder about



From: Forgotten Weapons

Colt Trooper Patrol Carbine

Colt announced Trooper Patrol Carbine. It is based off of LE6920, has Centurion Arms 13 inch M-LOK rail, standard M4 buttstock.


Price is $1049

From: Colt

Thursday, August 10, 2017

BESAL Machinegun

Here is a LMG that was intended for emergency production if Germans landed on UK.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Honor Guard Subcompact

Hickok45 goes over this small pistol designed for carry. It garnered some interest when it debutted at SHOT Show in 2016.


From: Hickok45

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SIG announce voluntary recall

Recoil magazine posted that SIG SAUER is announcing a voluntary recall regarding P320 issue.

http://www.recoilweb.com/sig-sauer-issues-voluntary-upgrade-for-p320-129031.html

The details will be available on sigsauer.com on Monday August 14.

Update: Soldier Systems Daily covered the session held by SIG recently.
http://soldiersystems.net/2017/08/08/sig-sauer-acknowledges-p320-trigger-issues-with-30deg-drop-m17-mhs-unaffected-announces-voluntary-p320-upgrade/

SIG P320 drop controversy


Around July 31st, the internet started to notice that Dallas Police Department issued a "do not use"(paraphrasing) notice to its officers who carries SIG P320 as their service pistol. Dallas PD issued SIG P226, but officers who wants can buy SIG P320 with their own money can carry it.

It was noted by several forums and soon the word spread. It was unclear what lead to the decision, but on August 4, SIG Sauer realesed a statement regarding the issue.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/08/04/official-statement-sig-sauer-reaffirms-safety-p-320-pistol/

In short, SIG SAUER states that P320 passed all drop tests, and have not heard any drop-related P320 incident in US.

The language SIG SAUER used in users manual which seemed to allude to the gun firing when dropped is more of legal writing than anything else. But coupled with some information and the way the manual was written, it probably gave someone at Dallas PD a pause, then decided that it would be better to be safe than sorry.

With SIG SAUER's statement it seemed to settle down, with Dallas PD lifting the suspension, until Omaha Outdoors posted this video featuring Andrew Tuohy, famous for calling out FireClean as evgetable oil based.


If the gun was dropped on its back of slide, the gun will fire. In the video, Tuohy identified one of possible reason, a heavier trigger.

It is unclear what SIG SAUER will do at this point. But with serious problem of this nature, SIG has to come up with a way to fix the issue instead of saying it passed industry tests. Guns do get dropped - whether it is fighting with an attackeror banging it on something.


What will this do to the MHS selection? It will be hard to tell. GAO said the selection did not violate the rules set up, but the drop test could have been in the second phase. Army can go ahead and just continue with the process, or they can fix it like how they dealt with M9's slide cracking problem. However, at this point a competitor like Glock can argue that it needs to be given a fair chance for the second stage since SIG got to modify its pistol.

This situation is still on going and will be interesting how it will change.

8mm Lebel and 7.5mm French

Ian goes over the two calibers used by French



From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, August 7, 2017

It's buyer's market

In a recent study, estimated gun sales of July 2017 went down by 26% compared to the previous year. However the year 2016 was more of abnormality since many were worried about the Presidential election and was buying to hedge the chance that Clinton would have won.

http://www.guns.com/2017/08/04/july-estimated-gun-sales-plummet-26-percent/

Now that the chance of restrictive firearms law is lessened, the sales declined. In response, manufacturers are also giving out rebates and slashing prices. Manufacturers probably were worried about the election and had plans or increased manufacturing capacities. That created a lot more supply, and with less demand, the price fell.

Recently, Sturm, Ruger announced that it's second quarter sales dropped 22%.

http://www.guns.com/2017/08/04/sturm-ruger-sales-down-22-percent-in-second-quarter/

Winchester Ammunition also had similar situation where their sales dipped 15% in the second quarter.

http://www.guns.com/2017/08/02/olin-ceo-the-worst-is-over-for-winchesters-slumping-ammo-sales/

This means that if you are a buyer who has been looking in to buying a new gun, the time is right. It doesn't mean that the price will rise back up to pre-election level soon, but rather, the manufacturers will adjust their output level so it won't be this low.

Ammunition prices will be less likely to drop now with so many guns sold as well as impending ban on internet ammunition sales in California driving purchases up. Gun sales probably will not recover as fast as the ammunition sales, but the time is now if you want some good deals.

Tiny guns

It's not about the size. It's how you use it


From: Corridor Digital

Sunday, August 6, 2017

MP38 and MP40 SMGs

Ian goes over the two iconic SMGs from WW2


From: Forgotten Weapons

Comp-Tac Beltfeed high capacity magazine pouches


Comp-Tac is coming up with magazine pouch geared for competition. It carries 4 pouches in a staggered setup. It also has individually adjustable tension adjuster.

Price is $99.99

http://www.comp-tac.com/beltfeed-10668



From: Comp-Tac

German gun laws and culture

Iraqveteran8888 has a video about German gun laws and culture with German enthusiast Hans.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wilson Combat Hackathorn Special


Wilson Combat is releasing a commander sized 1911 with inputs from Ken Hackathorn. It is chambered in .45 acp or 9mm.

It features 4.25" barrel with bushing, full-size frame, one piece Bullet Proof magwell, concealment hammer/grip safety, and medium-length trigger. Buyers have option of getting ambidextrous safety, front sight and deluxe hand-polish blued finish.

MSRP is $3,750

https://www.wilsoncombat.com/hackathorncommander/


Concealable Sniper Rifle

Soldier Systems Daily has an article on this rifle specifically designed for urban use.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/08/03/gunfighter-history-pt-5-csr-concealable-sniper-rifle/

It is based off of M24

From: soldier Systems Daily

Sharps Bros Overthrow Stipped Lower receiver


Rainier Arms has Spartan mask themed lower made by Sharps Bros available.

Introductory price is $269.99

https://www.rainierarms.com/rainier-arms-overthrow-stripped-lower-receiver-pre-order/

From: Rainier Arms

Century Arms $100 rebate

Anyone who purchases one of 16 Century Arms firearms from now until Oct. 1 will be elligible for $100 rebate in the form of gift card.

The list of qualifying firearms can be found in the rebate form

Rebate form: https://www.centuryarms.com/consumer-rebate


From: Century Arms

Friday, August 4, 2017

Luty's Submachine Gun

This guns was made without using any 'gun components', as a symbol of protest.


From: Forgotten Weapons

LifeCard .22lr


This single shot, foldable firearm is made by Trail Blazer Arms. It is expected to ship this month.

http://www.trailblazerfirearms.com/products/

MSRP is $399


From: Trail Blazer Arms

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

S&W 4006 TSW

MAC looks at the last 3rd Generation S&W semi-auto that was adopted by a law enforcement agency.


The procurement of this pistol had a small controversy as well. CHP put out a procurement(around 2006-2007) notice and two companies responded - S&W and Sig Sauer (then Sig Arms, IIRC)

SIG Arms filed a lawsuit after S&W was chosen. I haven't followed up on what happened to the lawsuit, but 4006 TSW remained as the issue pistol.

When issues, there was a sear problem which were fixed

http://legacy.sandiegouniontribune.com/uniontrib/20070322/news_1n22guns.html

From: Military Arms Channel

Integrally suppressed AK

The Firearm Blog caught glimpse of integrally suppressed AK in Ukraine called Gopak

It can be seen at 0:58


Here is more info from TFB

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/07/31/integrally-supressed-ak-demonstrated-ukrainian-trials/


From: The Firearm Blog

Monday, July 31, 2017

Vortex Razor AMG UH-1

TWANGnBANG posted his quick review of the AMG UH-1 holographic sight



Seems like the sight can be a great value for most casual shooters. For those who don't like 1/3 cowitness, sorry.

Also, if you are wondering why the dot looks wierd, you might have astigmatism. To figure out if you do or not, TWANGnBANG shares a quick way to check using the red dot sight


From: TWANGnBANG

Sunday, July 30, 2017

The Breda Modello 30

Here's the weapon with a really bad mechanics and reputation.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Vltor AK47 / 74 Full Size Rail

Robski shares his opinion about Vltor's rail system for AK


From: AK Operator's Union 47-74

Maxim 9

Iraqveteran8888 reviews this pistol with integrated suppressor



From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Chinese CF-98

LAV shows this rare Chinese pistol, at least in US


From: Vickers Tactical

Magpul Gen M3 MCT PMAG review

MrGunsnGear looks at the magazine adopted by the USMC

If you want to see the test results in the video, TFB has it.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/07/21/us-armys-new-magazine-failure-usmc-test-enhanced-performance-magazine-shows-performed-worse-predecessor-pmag/

From: MrGunsnGear, The Firearm Blog

Small Arms in Modern Conflict Zones

Ian from Forgotten Weapons runs a Q&A with ARES(Armament Research Services)'s Nic Jenzen-Jones regarding firearms in conflict zones. The video is 1 hr long, but is very interesting look into what is going on in front lines.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Friday, July 28, 2017

MAC's Prairie dog hunting

MAC went to a prairie dog hunting and shows some new stuff that is coming out including new guns and accesory.

Yes, there are prairie dogs getting killed.


From; Military Arms Channel

Honey Badger Stocks for AR tease

Q posted a teaser of their AR version of Homey Badger stock

https://www.instagram.com/p/BW8VoPzHO7e/


From: Q via Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Finland gun fun

Ian and Karl shared footage of various Finnish guns on the range


From: Forgotten Weapons

Some AKs and their round counts

Robski of AK Operators Union 47-74 posted updates on his WASR 10. It is now over 10,000 rounds.


Another AK, this time owned by Rife Dynamics's Jim Fuller, is now put on retired status after shooting over 100,000 rounds. It had several springs changed.

http://www.guns.com/2017/07/24/this-ak-has-burped-out-100k-rounds-and-has-earned-retirement-photos/

From: AKOU 47-74, Guns.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sig 716 Gen 2 Patrol Rifle Review

Chris Bartocci goes over the latest SIG rifle. There are some technical points that is interesting compared to other offerings on the market.


From: Chris Bartocci

Fostech ECHO Trigger Gen 2

The new Fostech ECHO Trigger is now capable of using bolts available commercially.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Bosnia & Herzegovina TRB RS 9

The Firearm Blog has some pictures of new pistol from TRB company, based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The gun is thought to be based on Sig P226

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/07/24/partner-2017-bosnia-herzegovina-trb-rs-9/

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Armatix iP1 hacked

Armatix iP1, the pistol tauted as the Smart Gun got hacked.


Some hacks use expoiting the frequency used by the gun, while the other one uses a simple magnet to neutralize safety feature.

From: WIRED

DD WAVE

Daniel Defense made WAVE suppressor using 3d printing. This eliminated needs for welds.


Price ranges from $986 to $1,157


From: Daniel Defense

W+F Bern P43

Ian looks at Hi-Powers that were tested by Switzerland while they tried to move away from Lugers.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Monday, July 24, 2017

Navy Railgun firing multiple shots

US Navy's Rail gun shot multiple shots in a test.


From: US Navy Research

Kimber's new revolvers

Kimber is releasing 3 more models of their revolvers.

K6s Stainless 3-inch($899)
http://www.kimberamerica.com/k6s-stainless-3
As the name suggest, it has a 3 inch barrel.


K6s DC (Deep Cover)($1,155)
http://www.kimberamerica.com/k6s-dc
This version features tritium 3-dot night sigts, with 2 inch barrel

K6s CDP (Custom Defense Package)($1,155)
http://www.kimberamerica.com/k6s-cdp

Sunday, July 23, 2017

SilencerCo Omega 9SD

SilencerCo is coming out with updated version of H&K's MP5SD called 9SD. It is shorter, lighter, and quieter.


MSRP is $1180

SureFire Field Notes - Michael Voigt

Michael Voigt shares his wisdom on how to shoot better with pistol. It's a bit longer than other Field Notes series, but for those seeking improvement in mechanics of shooting, it's definitely worth the time.


1:07 Sight alignments
3:30 Trigger control
5:00 "Early instead of fast"
6:37 Summary

From: SureFire

Saturday, July 22, 2017

PSA upper meltdown

Iraqveteran8888 decided to see how many rounds PSA upper can take



It will be interesting to know which upper it is. There are PTAC uppers and PSA uppers.

From: Iraqveteran8888

HIVIZ Luminous LitePipes


HIVIZ makes a nice hybrid of glow-in-the-dark light mixed with fiber optic sights. The glow-in-the-dark material is embedded within the fiber optic, so when left out in light such as flashlight, it will be charged.

They come in Long and short pipes

Long: http://www.hivizsights.com/product/luminous-litepipe-kit-long/

Short: http://www.hivizsights.com/product/luminous-litepipe-kit-short/


LLHSW-KIT – Short LitePipe Kit: 1 – White (Front); 2 – White (Rear)
LLHSG-KIT – Short LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Green (Rear)
LLHSR-KIT – Short LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Red (Rear)
LLHLW-KIT – Long LitePipe Kit: 1 – White (Front); 2 – White (Rear)
LLHLG-KIT – Long LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Green (Rear)
LLHLR-KIT – Long LitePipe Kit: 1 – Green (Front); 2 – Red (Rear)


Price is $21.95

From: HIVIZ

Friday, July 21, 2017

Finnish LS-26 and Soviet DP-28

Ian and Karl shows the LMGs used in the Winter War


From: Forgotten Weapons

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899. He worked as a journalist during the Spanish Civil War as well as being on the ship near Normandy during the D-Day.

While being a great novelist, he was also fond of hunting. His gun collection has been documented in the book.

Hemingway's Guns- The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway
by Roger Sanger, Silvio Calabi, and Steve Helsley


American Rifleman has an article from Feb. 2017

https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/2/24/hemingways-guns/


Photo of Hemingway from famous photographer R Capa during he Spanish Civil War


There are quite a few photos of him with guns


Unfortunately, Hemingway museum in Key West is closing at the end of year.

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/travel-guide/a10325809/hemingway-museum-to-close/

Thursday, July 20, 2017

SACM Mle M1935A handgun

Guns.com has a nice artivle on French M1835A handgun in 7.65mm Longue. It covers the background, adaptation, and end of service.

http://www.guns.com/review/historic-arms-sacm-mle-m1935a-handgun-in-7-65mm-longue/

From: Guns.com

Mean Gene Leather review

The Firearm Blog's Rusty S reviewed the "Burrito: Mag Pouch.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/07/17/review-mene-gene-leather-burrito-mag-pouch-can-handle-pistol-magazine/

This was developed by Gene Higdon, who was the founder of High Speed Gear and made TACO. He got back in to leather roots.

http://www.meangeneleather.com/shop/the-mgl-burrito-magazine-pouch-patent-pending/

From: The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

B&T VP9 Silenced Pistol

Ian breaks away from older arms and looks at B&T's VP9 pistol


This pistol was made for veterians to dispatch animals.

Of course, Ian compares it with Welrod pistol from WW2.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul PMAG 30 AR 300 B Gen M3 for .300 BLK

Magpul decided to make a dedicated .300 BLK magazines to address some problems.



Link: https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-30-ar-300-b-gen-m3-300-blk

Price: $15.95

From: Magpul

Weaver Premium MSR Mount


Weaver is making the mounts for 34mm, 30mm, and 1 inch options. Made with 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum.

Price is $119.95 for 1 inch and 30mm mount, $129.95 for 34mm

http://www.weaveroptics.com/rings_bases/tactical/premium_msr_mount/

From: Weaver

Monday, July 17, 2017

History of the FR-F1 and FR-F2 Sniper Rifles

Ian interviews Henri Canaple who has extensive experience with FR-F1 and F@ rifles.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Henry Lever Action 410

TWANGnBANG looks at this fun shotgun.


From: TWANGnBANG

Trijicon Type 2 RMR

Here is review of the new updated RMR from Trijicon


From: MrGunsnGear

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Modele 1890 Berthier Cavalry Carbine

Ian shows us a rare unchanged Cavalry version of the rifle


From: Forgotten Weapons

USMC approved magazines

Gunner Wade goes over which magazines are currently allowed in the Marines.


Approved: GEN M3 windowed polymer PMAG, GI mags with green tan or blue(training only) followers

Not approved: 20 round magazines, legacy GI magazines, older PMAGs, Quadstack magazines, and anyother non-approved magazines.

Currently through testing: 40 round polymer magazines and D60

Saturday, July 15, 2017

FirstSpear MultiMag



FirstSpear is coming out with a magazine pouch that can fit multiple types of magazine just by adjusting the know at the bottom of pouch.

http://www.first-spear.com/product.php?productid=18013&cat=252&page=1

Pre-order price is $48.85 for most colors except Multicam($50.85)

From: FirstSpear via Soldier Systems Daily

World's largest Super Soaker

Here's something to make you summer fun. A really really beefed up Super Soaker



Here's the how to make video


From: Mark Rober, Bob

Friday, July 14, 2017

Finnish KvKK 62

This Light Machingun was used by Finland military before they were replaced by PKM


It has similar deisgn as Czech ZB-26 and BREN.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Shotgun shell made of old military buttons

TAOFLEDERMAUS tests how effective a shotshell made of old style military buttons are.



From: TAOFLEDERMAUS

NFA Guide for AR15s

If you want a graphical help with what is allowed and not in NFA firearms, here's a help. Please keep in mind that this was made in June of 2016, so 11 is a bit out of date.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/07/12/nfa-guide-for-ar15s/

From: ATF vis Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Suppressor meltdown

West Coast Armory tested how many rounds would be needed to destroy a suppressor.

700 rounds.


From: West Coast Armory

New calibers, the fight to come

Soldier Systems Daily posted an article discussing what the new small arms caliber for US military could be and some factors to consider.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/07/10/new-calibers-the-fight-to-come-by-frank-plumb/


It is a long read, but gives a good idea on the pros and cons of some rounds


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

1895 Daudeteau Indochina Trials Carbine

Ian shows another carbine that was competing in trials in late 19th century


From: Forgotten Weapons

1000 rounds through SIG Sauer P320

MAC decided to shoot 1000 rounds continuously through the Sig Sauer P320


From: Military Arms Channel

FN 509 magazine promotion


FN is giving three FN 509 magazines to anyone who buys the gun until August 31st. Consumers in restricted states will be getting 10 round magazines.

You can claim it on the website,

http://www.rapid-rebates.com/FN/freegearpromo

From: FN USA

Monday, July 10, 2017

Savage B22 FV-SR

TWANGnBANG reviews another nice rifle from Savage Arms. There is comparison between this and Mark II


Make sure you watch the quality time spent with his daughter who ends up shooting very well. Around 8:00

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/B22FVSR

From: TWANGnBANG

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Getting good eye relief with 4x Trijicon ACOG

MrGunsnGear shares his tip on how to get a good eye-relief for 4x ACOG.


From: MrGunsnGear

WW1 Rifle Mud Covers: Lebel & Gewehr 98

Ian goes over the mud covers from WW1 bolt action rifles.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Thorpe EM-1

Here is an example of over-engineered design. It was a nice try but was too complex


From; Forgotten Weapons

Inforce APL Gen 3


MrGunsnGear reviews the latest from Inforce APL line.


From: MrGunsnGear

Air Armor Tech gun case


This gun case uses air bladder to provide additional protection for guns.



https://airarmortech.com/product-category/inflatable-gun-cases/


Price ranges from $499(mid-length) to $549(long gun case)


From: Air Armor Tech via Guns.com

Friday, July 7, 2017

Colt Cobra

hickok45 looks at the revolver from Colt


This revolver was definitely an interesting re-entry in to civilian market by Colt.


From: hickok45

Danish WW2 resistance cache

Danish police posted photos of recent turn ins, most likely from cache of the WW2 resistance movement

https://twitter.com/SjylPoliti/status/880434305394192384

https://twitter.com/SjylPoliti/status/880433993870659584

https://twitter.com/SjylPoliti/status/880433699443093509

https://twitter.com/SjylPoliti/status/880408678486200320

KDG Optics Hub


This outer shell allows observers to attach range finders, red dot sights, and other accessories to improve observer's capability. It has M-LOK slots and 1/4"-20 standard camera-sized threaded inserts for easy attachment

https://kineticdg.com/product/the-optics-hub/


Price: $179


From: KDG via Soldier Systems Daily

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Sig Sauer MCX Virtus


SIG is releasing new rifle chambered in 5.56mm or .300 BLK that is user configurable


https://www.sigsauer.com/store/sig-mcx-virtus-patrol.html

Price is $2,233

It will also come in pistol version with 11.5-inch 5.56mm or 9-inch .300 BLK barrel.

https://www.sigsauer.com/store/sig-mcx-virtus-pistol.html

Price will be $2,335

There will be SBR variant priced at $2,341

https://www.sigsauer.com/store/sig-mcx-virtus-sbr.html

From: Sig Sauer

Prototype Winchester WW1 .50 Cal Antitank rifle

During WW1, there were needs to defeat tanks which showed up on the field in that war. Winchester definitely didn't shy away from the need


From: Forgotten Weapons

AOBC buys Gemtech

AOBC, the parent company of Smith & Wesson announced acquisition of GEMTECH.

http://www.guns.com/2017/07/05/smith-wesson-acquires-silencer-maker-gemtech/

From: Guns.com

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

The most American AR-15

MrGunsnGear shows how to have the most Murican AR 3var!


From: MrGunsnGear

S&W Summer Savings promotion

S&W is offering a promotion for M&P pistols purchased between 7/1 and 9/30. The promotion gives two magazines, two boxes of Hornady Critical Defense, and a Caldwell Mag Charger Universal Pistol Loader.

For buyers in states with magazine capacity or ammunition transfer restrictions, S&W will offer $75 mail-in cash rebate.

https://www.smith-wesson.com/perfect-summer-hideaway-rebate

Geissele MCX triggers available


Geissele announced that they are now selling MCX triggers. It is called Super MCX SSA. 4.5 lbs pull with two-stage trigger.

https://geissele.com/super-mxc-ssa-trigger.html

Price: $260

From: Geissele

Monday, July 3, 2017

H&K's Summer Magazinepalooza

H&K is offering 4 magazines with the purchase of a new P30 or full-sized VP series.

The offer runs until 9/30 and paperwork needs to be files by 10/31 through their website below

http://hk-usa.com/freemagazines/

From: H&K

MultiCam Black webbing for Vickers Sling


Blue Force Gear added MultiCam Black webbing for Vickers Sling in their Custom Sling Builder

https://www.blueforcegear.com/custom-sling-builder

Price is around $50

From: Blue Force Gear

Portuguese m1904/39

Iraqveteran8888 talks bout this rifle that has some similarities to Mausers but with significant differences.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Setting up home defense AKs

MrGunsnGear shares his tip on how to have an effective AK for defense


From: MrGunsnGear

Classic Galil and IWI Galil ACE

MAC goes over the two versions, the classic and the new (and improved) Galil ACE


From: Military Arms Channel

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Glock vs Sig as MHS program saw it

The recent decision by US Army to get Sig P320 as M17 pistol caused quite a bit of controversy. As with any large government procurement, there were objections and protests, notably from Glock.

Government Accountability Office decided to reject Glock's protest and posted the decision.

https://www.gao.gov/assets/690/685461.pdf

In short, SIG P320 was selected mostly due to the fact that it was way more cheaper. But it wasn't just about the price of the gun, it was about the cost associated with licensing.

Let's take a look at the evaluation. There were 9 factors.

1. Technical(including initial reliability, system accuracy isolated, characteristics of the projectiles, ergonomics)
2. Other(acceptance, initial reliablity)
3. Written Technical
4. License rights ammunition
5. License rights handgun & accessories
6. Production/Manufacturing
7. Price
8. Past performance
9. Small Business Participation

Among these factors, only Factors 1 and 2 were about the gun itself.

Looking at the Factor 1, both Glock and SIG were neck-to-neck, except on ergonomics. Glock's ergonomics has been a point of contention for some and it seems like this again rear its ugly head. In initial phase(Factor 2, subfactor 1), Glock did receive better acceptance.

In rest of factors, you can see that SIG's offering was substantially better than Glock's. In fact, the price difference is the biggest reason why SIG won.

This is funny considering that SIG lost to Beretta in XM9 trial. Beretta outbid SIG by a small margin in cost at the time.

In the protest, Glock noted that the price was miscalculated, which was true but not grave enough to sway to numbers in Glock's favor. Glock also had higher fee for licensing and ammunition supply, including blank rounds.

An interesting point was the part about second phase(section H) of the MHS trial. The program was supposed to down-select at the initial phase(section M), then use slightly different testing in the second phase.

Glock's protest was that the program was incomplete since phase 2 was not done. However, GAO noted that just because the first phase was going to choose up to 3 doesn't mean that the whole trial has to have more than just 1 selection.

The criteria in the second phase maybe could have made difference for Glock, but it's now going to be unknown.

In the end it came down to the fact that both guns performed well enough, and SIG had better price.

For average shooter, it means it really comes down to personal preference. An Average shooter doesn't have to worry about cost of having a large stock pile of parts and support.

The photo of the Glock's MHS entry is now out. It looks like Gen5-ish fram with Glock 17 length grip and ambidextrous safety added.




Soviet PSM pistol

Ian goes over this somewhat misunderstood pistol.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Gunpowder art

Danny Shervin makes art using gunpowder. Here is a 60 seconds video on him




From: 60 second docs via guns.com

NeoStead 2000

South Africa had a rather isolated development and a lot of interesting guns came out of that time. This shotgun is one of such work

http://www.guns.com/2017/06/24/neostead-2000-south-african-scattergun/

From: Guns.com

Friday, June 30, 2017

Chris Bartocci on M&P 2.0

Chris Bartocci goes over M&P 2.0. If you don't want to hear about history that lead to this development, you can skip to 5:50




From: Chris Bartocci

Iran's Zulfiqar Modular Rifle


http://www.milmag.pl/news/view?news_id=152

This rifle is supposedly intended for Iranian Revolutionary Guards, not the military. It bears a big resemblance to SCAR and the setup is very similar to what is seen in some tactical rifles.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/28/iranian-zulfiqar-modular-rifle-islamic-republics-scar/

It looks to be in 7.62 although The Firearm Blog mentions that it can be in 5.56 as well.


From: The Firearm Blog

Savage B17 FV SR review

Guns.com has an extensive review. It seems to deliver the value and performance Savagte is known for.

http://www.guns.com/review/gun-review-savage-b17-fv-sr-bolt-action-rifle-in-17-hmr-video/

From: Guns.com

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lewis Short Recoil .45ACP Prototype Pistol

Ian goes over this forgotten prototype made by the famous inventor of Lewis Machinegun



From: Forgotten Weapons

Magpul now shipping 5.45x39 PMAGS


This magazines work for AK74, MPi-AK-74N, PA md. 86 and and others. Pr
ice is $13.95



https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-30-ak74-moe

Magpul also has a patent on Suppressor Heat Shield.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/28/magpul-heat-shield-patent/

From: Magpul. The Firearm Blog

Peltor Tactical 300 & 500 Electronic Hearing Protection

MrGunsnGear reviews these hearing protection



From: MrGunsnGear

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Heckler & Koch 2017 Promo

This is the Gemran version of H&K's 2017 promotion video. You can actually see HK 433 around 3:07 as well as the factory floor



From: coltkrotoszyn_pl

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kosac EM1

This is another experimental rifle attempt after WW2.



From: Forgotten Weapons

B&T Behördentage 2017

B&T held Behördentage which roughly translates to Agency day.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/24/spartanat-bt-behordentage-2017/

B&T's .308 rifle and USW pistol(with the Aimpoint dot) can be seen

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gemtech Integra 5.56 upper

MAC runs this integrally suppressed upper. This came out as Gemtech's answer to SURG project from USSOCOM


From: Military Arms Channel

Steyr Scout Rifle

Ian goes over the brainchild of Jeff Cooper's concepts on a Scout rifle



The second video deals with Ching sling


From: Forgotten Weapons

Arisaka Optic Leveler Kit

MrGunsnGear shows how to use this kit to check how level your scope mount is.


It may not be as precise as using a level but it should work really well for the most part.


Form: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Model SS41 anti-tank rifle

This anti-tank rifle was made by Czechs under Nazi occupation, then used by SS


From: Forgotten Weapons

Ruger 5-shot SP101 Match Champion


Ruger released SP101 using a full-lug barrel, chamfered cylinder, polished and optimized internals with centering shims on the trigger and hammer.

It shoots .357 magnum

http://www.ruger.com/products/sp101MatchChampion/specSheets/5782.html

MSRP $859

LAPD bans Serpa holster

Soldier Systesms Daily is reporting that LAPD banned Serpa holster. Considering the LAPD's size and position in the LE field, this is a severe implication. This decision is supposedly regarding off-duty CCW carry. The on duty holster is Safariland.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/23/lapd-bans-use-of-blackhawk-serpa-holster/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, June 23, 2017

Frank Proctor on Stability

Frank Proctor talks about how to get stability when you shoot.


From: Trigger Time TV

French HK 416F training

French Army posted this video of soldiers getting familiar with the new HK 416F.

You can see blank firing adapter in the beginning

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Colt Pythons

Chris Bartocci goes over this famous revolver.


From: Chris Bartocci

Tacticalisthenics

Master Ken shows an excercise routine shooters can do to improve body


From: Enter The Dojo Show

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VEPR banned from importation

The Firearm Blog is reporting that in the most recent updated sanction list included VEPR's maker Molot-Oruzhie. The sanction was instituted since Russian-Ukranian conflict and Kalashnikov Concern was one of companies that were originally on the list as well.


http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/20/breaking-us-banned-vepr-due-sanctions-looks-like/

A few months ago AK-OU 47-74's Robski made this humorous video.



From: The Firearm Blog

NRA Carry Guard course banning 1911s and revolvers?

In last few days, there were a lot of talk about NRA banning 1911s and revolvers from Carry Guard course. Guns.com looked at the issue and the issue seems to revolve around uniformity.

http://www.guns.com/2017/06/20/does-nras-self-defense-insurance-disallow-training-for-1911s-revolvers/

The course is asking the students to bring Glock-type guns or DA/SA handguns. This could be for various reasons, but uniformity doesn't seem to be too far from it.

What is also interesting is the content of the class.

The class is $850 for 3 days, which is not too far from some instructions available from other recognized instructors.

https://www.nracarryguard.com/training/in-person-firearms-training-courses/upcoming-classes/register/?ClassID=442437

The content

Includes: Safety and Weapons Awareness; Pistol Ready Positions; Fundamentals (stance, grip, holster draw, sight alignment, trigger press, recoil management, follow through, economy of motion, self-critique); Treating a Malfunction; Live Fire Progression Drills; Combat and Tactical Reloads; Drawing from a Holster; Low Light/No Light Shooting; Combat Reload while holding a Light; Key Components to Carrying a Concealed Weapon; Carry Location Options (i.e. waist, ankle, purse, etc.); Real World Scenario Based Training (Airsoft scenarios) 

The course seems to include some topics that are generally not offered in one package such as using hand-held light. Furthermore, there will be a force-on-force as well. This is a part of training that is really hard to find for a lot of people. IT is also difficult to set one up.

Overall, the course seems to be geared towards teaching some variety of basic skills and uniformity was imposed. At the bottom of the description,

We will not allow revolvers or 1911s as your primary firearm in this class.
You should bring a secondary firearm that you carry concealed, as well as a holster for such. We will run the course with a primary carry weapon and then run a course of fire with a secondary or back-up gun to evaluate the differences. Please bring at least 40 rounds of ammo appropriate for your carry firearm for this portion of the class. Revolvers, 1911s and/or subcompacts can be used for this portion of the class.

So primary firearm will be limited, but there is not for the secondary firearm.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Chris Bartocci on MK12

Chris bartocci goes over what went in to SPR rifles.



From: Chris Bartocci

S&W M&P 2.0

MrGunsnGear goes over this gun. He goes over some minute changes that improved from the first version.



From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Vickers Guide AR-15 Vol. 2

The pre-order for Vickers Guide AR-15 is now up.

https://www.vickersguide.com/


The books has 352 pages and features M4 carbines and its variants since M4's adoption.

Edition:
Standard  - $95
Signature - $125
Limited - $250

Top 5 Combat Shotguns

Eric and Chad goes over their choice for combat shotguns. The video is good and a lot of good information is in the video for beginners


From: Iraqveteran8888

Friday, June 16, 2017

Soviet AC, ACM series

More videos were uploaded by Kalashinikov Museum, this time about AC series


You can see the mechamnism that lead to AN-94

First Rifle World Shoot results

The First Rifle Shoot was held in Russia with 30 stages

Winners from each of categories were

Junior - Andrei Kalinlin
Senior - JoJo Vidanes
Super Senior - Jerry Miculek
Lady - Lena Miculek

You can also see photos from

https://surefirecompetition.com/

Nikon Black Force 1000 1-4x scope

MrGunsnGear looks at the budget friendly scope that has interesting scope reticle design


From: MrGunsnGear

Thursday, June 15, 2017

AKB-1 and AKB

Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex of Small Arms shows rifles that competed in the AN-94 trials.


You can read more from the Firearm Blog

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/14/akb-akb-1-soviet-trial-balanced-action-rifles/

From: Kalashnikov Museum and Exhibition Complex of Small Arms via TFB

Warner Infallible

This pistol was made around 1920s.



From: Forgotten Weapons

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Florida reforms 'stand your ground law'

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed SB 128 which shifts burden of proof from the accused to the prosecutor. The change is in effect immediately

http://www.guns.com/2017/06/12/governor-signs-florida-stand-your-ground-reform-into-law/

From: Guns.com

Before and end of war Arisaka comparison

The Firearm Blog has a comparison of Arisaka rifles built before the war and near the end. You can see some stark differences just like German rifles

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017/06/12/last-ditch-arisaka-casual-overview-difference-regular-production-end-war-rifles/

From: The Firearm Blog

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Olympic changes shooting events for 2020

International Olympic Committee decided to replace 3 events with 3 new ones in shooting for 2020 Tokyo Olympic

Dropped: Men's 50m Rifle Prone, Men's 50m Pistol, Men's Double Trap

Added: Trap Mixed Gender Team, 10m Air Rifle Mixed Gender Team, 10m Air Pistol Mixed Gender Team


The move is to make the game attractive for younger, urban, and female audience.

The total number of competitive shoots also got shrunk from 390 in Rio to 360


50m Pistol was part of Olympic games since 1896, 50m Rifle Prone since 1912, while Men's Double Trap started in 1996


From: Guns.com

X Products .308 Multi Use Launcher


X Products made the fun can launcher, now you can add more power.

X Products released .308 Multi Use Launcher that fits with any .308 lowers.

MSRP is $499.95

https://www.xproducts.com/product/308-multi-use-launcher-m-u-l/

From: X Products

Monday, June 12, 2017

Importance of commercial market for guns

US Military is currently pursuing various small arms programs with great enthusiasm, and there is a common element in all the programs. Most, if not all, programs are looking for something that can be found in commercial market, COTS(Commercial Off The Shelf) items as they are referred as.

Some parts of the program involve the military working on specific things, but overall, the Department of Defense is soliciting what firearm industry can provide.

Looking for a new caliber? Try using wildcat rounds available in commercial market and see if it can be adjusted to fit the need.

Looking for an upgrade? Take a look at commercially available upgrade parts and see if they can be fit to the need. It can be an AR upper setup, accessory, or something else.


Compare that to some nations's loss of small arms manufacturing capability.

  • France is now adopting H&K 416 as their national arsenal has been closed for many years.
  • Spain has no decent firearms manufacturing company
  • United Kingdom sold off it's big manufacturers and can't expect to have a domestic manufacturer any time soon.


All these are result of downsizing. A factory cannot run unless there is a cashflow available. Large government contracts are great, but when that runs out, it becomes difficult for a company to survive.

Luckily, in US, there is a big commercial market which can help with improving designs and come up with new ideas. Magpul, BCM are some of many examples of companies that pushed the innovation leading to better issued rifles. This is possible because there is a commercial market which can sustain the innovation.

The drive for money from the commercial market keeps a lot of companies float, and that in turn gives more options for government purchasing.

Government can show which directions things can change, but there is need for commercial market to support it. Manufacturers can see what the market wants and use the data and feedback from the market. In a sense, market becomes the largest tester. If something survives in a commercial market, it has better chance of providing better value for the government as well.

FN FNX Series

LAV goes over FNX series. There are some tips about using DA and SA.

6:25 how to place thumb if you shoot like a 1911
8:07 DA/SA transition drill


From: Vickers Tactical

Rogak P18

This pistol seems to be a really poor copy of Steyr GB that lost Austrian military contract to Glock.

From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Glock 19 mud test

Ian and Karl decided to do their mud test with Glock 19



From: InRangeTV

CMMG Mk3 6.5 Creedmoor

Iraqveteran8888 looks at the new rifle from CMMG. One thing that really stands out is that SMMG doesn't shy from trying different combinations.


From: Iraqveteran8888

Surefire Backup MaxVision EDC light

MrGunsnGear looks at the new EDC light from SureFire

http://www.surefire.com/e1b-backup-max-vision.html


From: MrGunsnGear

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Haley Strategic WML and WMLX

Travis Haley worked with Inforce to come up with weapon light that is tailored to his taste.


From: Haley Strategic

Ruger Mk 4 recall

Ruger is recalling the new Mark IV .22 lr pistol manufactured prior to June 1st, 2017.

https://ruger.com/dataProcess/markIVRecall/index.php

The problem the pistol has is

the potential to discharge unintentionally if the safety is not utilized correctly. In particular, if the trigger is pulled while the safety lever is midway between the "safe" and "fire" positions (that is, the safety is not fully engaged or fully disengaged), then the pistol may not fire when the trigger is pulled. However, if the trigger is released and the safety lever is then moved from the mid position to the "fire" position, the pistol may fire at that time.

The affected pistols are
models bearing serial numbers beginning with "401" (2017 models) or "WBR" (2016 models).

You can read more from their website linked above.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Winchester Lever Action Development

Ian goes over how the lever action guns were developed in Winchester, starting with 1860 Henry




Winchester Model 1866


From: Forgotten Weapons

H&K VP9SK

Hickok45 looks at the new subcompact from H&K


From: Hickok45

New M80A1 ammunition

US Army developed an improved version of the 7.62mm round that can penetrate body armors at certain distances.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/07/a-new-7-62-round/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Cooking bacon with suppressor

Chief Warrant Officer Christian P. Wade continues with his series, this time, cooking bacon with suppressor


From: Marines

Trijicon RMR Type 2


Trijicon RMR Type 2 is now available

https://www.trijicon.com/na_en/products/product3.php?pid=RM06

Improvements made are,

  • better battery contacts
  • button lockout mode
  • battery conservation mode(turns off after 16.5 hours of inactivity)
  • 8 settings including 2 night vision and one super bright settings


It uses 3.5 MOA dot.

MSRP is $708

From: Trijicon

GAO drops Glock's MHS protest

Glock files protest over M17 Modular Handgun System decision. Government Accoutability Office officially denied the protest.

There will be no foreseeable legal hurdles for SIG to manufacture the M17

You can read more from:
http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/06/gao-denies-glock-protest-for-us-army-m17-modular-handgun-system-award-to-sig-sauer/


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Monday, June 5, 2017

C-clamp and Sling wrap C-clamp

Frank Proctor shows how to use C-clamp and using slings to make it even more sturdy


From: TriggerTime TV

Why German Double Date Stamps existed

Ian goes over why some German guns from earlier part of 20th century has double date stamps. It's a nice historical lesson


From: Forgotten Weapons

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Shooting Under Canopy

Is SilencerCo giving some ideas for next 3-Gun match?


From: SilencerCo

M3A1 Grease Gun

Iraqveteran8888 goes over this classic SMG.


Unlike M3, there were some cost cutting measures such as cahrging handle getting replaced by the finger hole on bolt.

From: Iraqveteran8888

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Mike Pannone's sight selection

Mike Pannone goes over why he prefers fiber optic sights instead of tritium sights


From: SureFire

Olympic Arms OA-98 AR Pistol

This pistol was probably one of the first AR pistols commercially available but the Assault Weapon Ban of 1994 made things more difficult.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Glock 19M photos

A reader of Soldier Systems Daily sent in photos of his Glock 19M including inside, which is same as Glock 17M

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/06/02/photos-glock-19m-internals/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Friday, June 2, 2017

TGO on Competition vs Tactical

TGO - "The Great One", Rob Leatham talks about competition vs tactical shooters.


Many years ago Rob Leatham taught pistol shooting to many special forces. During that time there were discussion regarding the same topic. The chasm between competition and tactical shooters have been narrower but is still there. Hopefully it will get smaller.

From: Funker Tactical

Shooting a fidget spinner

Kirsten Joy Weiss shoots a fidget spinner, not to kill it but to start it.


From: Kirsten Joy Weiss

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SuppressED: The Audiologist

SilencerCo posted an educational video regarding hearing loss and how to reduce the chances.


From: SilencerCo

DPMS Oracle A3

MrGunsnGear looks at the budget oriented AR. He goes over some points a buyer should be think about.


From: MrGunsnGear

Aaron Barruga on shooting fast

Aaron Barruga shares his wisdom on how fast shooting is not the end-all be-all

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/27/gunfighter-moment-aaron-barruga-4/

From: Soldier Systems Daily

Lithgow Arms USA ATRAX pre-order starts


Lithgow Arms USA opened up the pre-order for ATRAX/F90 rifle

http://www.lithgowarms.com/

This is the updated Steyr AUG that Australian forces are using. However, the company has not shown the price.

From: Lithgow ARms via The Firearm Blog

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Modello 1928 Tromboncino Grenade Launcher

Italians came up with some interesting configuration to shoot grenades from a rifle.


From: Forgotten Weapons

Team MultiCam: Kyle Defoor

Team MultiCam is making a video series and this time they did one for Kyle Defoor.


To take Kyle Defoor's class go to his website. All 2017 civilian classes are sold out right now, though


From: Team MultiCam

Daniel Defense recall

Daniel Defense is recalling some firearms made between April 1, 2016 and March 3, 2017

Users should check if their guns fall under the recall by checking with their serial number in the provided website.

https://danieldefense.com/safety


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Grand Power P1 Mk12

MAC decided to do a shooting video of this compact pistol. He ran into several shortcomings.


From: Military Arms Channel

Kalashnikov AK modernization/upgrade kit

Kalashnikov Concern discussed their modernization kit


From: Kalashnikov Concern

Monday, May 29, 2017

Kyle Defoor Team MultiCam Profile

Kyle Defoor shares his experience and thought on being a shooter.


From: Team MultiCam

Sunday, May 28, 2017

SilencerCo Radius Rail Mounted Rangefinder

MrGunsnGear looks at this rangefinder.


From: MrGunsnGear

US Small Arms Renaissance

Soldier Systems Daily posted their opinion on all the recent developments in adopting new cartridge for the military.

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/25/best-is-the-enemy-of-better/

While it doesn't immediately look like it will benefit average people, big changes such as this will ultimately influence civilian market as well. There are a lot of interesting things available right now so it would be wise to consider improvements that can be made


From: Soldier Systems Daily

Saturday, May 27, 2017

DA/SA trigger tip

LAV shares his tip on how to deal with DA/SA trigger pull


One of things that were taught was to prep the trigger as the gun is drawn when in DA mode. Unfortunately, those who transition to non-DA pistols end up having some issues if they are not up to the task.

From: Vickers Tactical

Webley 1913

Ian goes over British military's sidearm during WW1




From: Forgotten Weapons

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FDE Vickers Glock


Lipsey's and LAV came up with a new set of Glocks in Flat Dark Earth. 2,000 G17s and 3,000 G19s are made.

You can read more from

http://soldiersystems.net/2017/05/23/138869/

http://lipseysguns.com/lipseys-teams-up-with-vickers-tactical-for-the-trifecta-of-exclusive-glocks/

Streamlight Rail Mount HL-X

MrGunsnGear goes over the new weapon mount light from STreamlight that packs 1000 lumens.


From: MrGunsnGear